What Is Diet & Nutrition?
Nutrition involves more than simply eating a “good” diet—it is about nourishment on every level. It involves relationships with family, friends, nature (the environment), our bodies, our community, and the world. Diet can also refer to the food and drink a person consumes daily and the mental and physical circumstances connected to eating.
Phasing out snacks and treats is not always possible, but by following the 80/20 rule, a more realistic goal can be put in place. If a person can eat healthy 80% of the time, they are well on their way to improved health and wellness. Whether they choose vegan, low carb, or the Mediterranean, the goal is for them to be conscious of what they regularly put in their bodies.
Once a person has changed their diet, they can begin to look at improving their overall nutrition. This is when choosing organic options and locally grown foods help improve their nutrient intake. Being able to share the nutrient quality of your food products will go a long way with these types of consumers.
Diet and nutrition need to work together for people to improve their health and their lives. The ideal foodservice provider will have choices that can enhance both diet and nutrition for the everyday consumer.